Macrow heads Barrichello in interrupted S5000 Practice 2

Tim Macrow heads Rubens Barrichello at Sandown

Tim Macrow continued to be the man to beat as he headed multiple Formula 1 race winner Rubens Barrichello in S5000 Practice 2 at Sandown.

The three-time Australian Formula 3 series winner, who topped opening practice, posted a 1:06.41s lap in a truncated 20 minute session at Sandown.

He stormed to the top of the times shortly after the session was restarted following a brief red flag period five minutes when Michael Gibson had an off at Turn 9.

Macrow went on to shave almost a second from his benchmark to get down to his personal best.

Barrichello was among several drivers to improve in the final 10 minutes with the 11-time F1 race winner managing to lap within 0.5s of Macrow.

The Team BRM driver showed much more pace as the Brazilian began to adapt to both the Melbourne circuit and the S5000 single seater.

John Martin was third fastest in the AGI Sport entry at just a tenth shy of Barrichello, while Garry Rogers Motorsport’s James Golding was fourth.

Matthew Brabham ended up fifth in the #83 MTEC Motorsport entry ahead of Ricky Capo (Modena Engineering).

The top 10 was completed by Taylor Cockerton (MTEC Motorsport) Alex Davison (Team BRM), Tim Berryman (Team BRM) and Will Brown (Eggleston Motorsport).

Brown completed only seven laps having spent a significant amount of time in the pit lane after finding the wall at Turn 3 early on the piece.

S5000 will return for qualifying at 1115 AEST on Saturday followed by a qualifying race at Sandown.

Results: S5000 Practice 2, Sandown

Pos Num Driver Team Car Time Gap
1   23 Tim Macrow     MTEC Motorsport S5000 1:06.4195
2  111 Rubens Barrichello Team BRM S5000 1:06.9593 00.5398
3   24 John Martin        AGI Sport S5000 1:07.0614 00.6419
4   31 James Golding      Garry Rogers Motorsport S5000 1:07.5938 01.1743
5   83 Matthew Brabham    MTEC Motorsport S5000 1:07.6762 01.2567
6   34 Ricky Capo         Modena Engineering S5000 1:08.0101 01.5906
7   97 Taylor Cockerton   MTEC Motorsport S5000 1:08.1117 01.6922
8    8 Alex Davison       Team BRM S5000 1:08.6242 02.2047
9   33 Tim Berryman Team BRM S5000 1:09.2384 02.8189
10  38 Will Brown         Eggleston Motorsport S5000 1:10.2873 03.8678
11  27 Barton Mawer       Milldun Motorsport S5000 1:11.6910 05.2715
12  22 Tom Alexander      AGI Sport S5000 1:11.8833 05.4638
13  11 Michael Gibson     Australian Racing Enterprises S5000 1:31.4995 25.080

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